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Renew Library Books Online

Renew Library Books Online

April 24, 2018

There is a new tab on the Dunbar website that will make it super easy for students to renew their library books online. Just go to the Dunbar website click on the resources tab, and choose "renew my books." Now students don't have to walk to the library, they can just do it automatically online.

Dunbar Seniors Take on San Francisco

Dunbar Seniors Take on San Francisco

March 12, 2018

We began our trek across the country at 4:15 A.M. at the Bluegrass Airport. The tired yet excited faces of 47 students were quite the sight and both our excitement and exhaustion only grew from there. On the first flight, most of the students inevitably fell asleep. After an hour, we arrived in Chicago. The airport’s niceties were short-lived, for we soon boarded our next plane for the four and ...

Voices Spoken

Voices Spoken

February 15, 2018

On Jan. 23 at 7:57 a.m., shots were fired at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring 17. One day earlier, a video of suspect Gabe Parker being bullied and teased was posted on Snapchat. It is speculated that there is a relationship between bullying and Parker’s act of violence. “Emotions are very very powerful and emotions drive a lot of our behavior such as love, forgiveness, hate...

Preparing for the ACT: For Students, By Students

Preparing for the ACT: For Students, By Students

February 1, 2018

The ACT is a standardized test used by many American universities to determine a student’s admission and, according to PrepScholar, has been shown to be more popular than the SAT in recent years. Last year, thirteen FCPS students received a perfect score on the ACT. Among them were current Dunbar seniors Kelly Chen, Christopher Duncan, Emma Draper, Zsombor Gal and David Ma. These students had advice...

Not just Hollywood: The Culture of Harassment in Schools

Not just Hollywood: The Culture of Harassment in Schools

January 11, 2018

Last October, it was revealed by the New York Times that at least 40 women claimed to be sexually harassed by renowned film producer Harvey Weinstein. As the story progressed, other producers and actors came forward with similar stories. Many other prominent Hollywood stars had been added to the growing list of people accused of sexual harassment. These scandals reignited the #MeToo trend on soc...

A Pension is a Promise

November 30, 2017

After paying a consulting firm a sum of $556,300, Governor Matt Bevin presented a 505 page bill he dubbed “Keeping a Promise,” to make significant changes to the pension system in order to pay back decades of government debt. Bevin will need to call a special session in order to vote on the bill which has been met with significant backlash. What Does the Bill Do? Teachers and many other public work...

In Honor of Our Veterans

November 7, 2017

Every year on Veteran's Day, the staff of PLD Lamplighter takes time to honor veterans and to thank them for their service. We salute you!

Dunbar Alum Authors Scientific Publication

Dunbar Alum Authors Scientific Publication

November 1, 2017

Emily Liu, a member of Dunbar's graduating class of 2017, was a student in the Math, Science and Technology Center (MSTC). Liu completed a 360-hour Capstone Research Project at the University of Kentucky during her senior year, and on Oct. 12 her research was published in the 14th volume of Preventing Chronic Diseases (PCD), a journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  It also won the 2017 Student Research Paper...

ESL Students Embrace Halloween Traditions

ESL Students Embrace Halloween Traditions

October 31, 2017

On Tuesday, French and English as Second Language (ESL) teacher Mrs. Jennifer McNely, celebrated Halloween with her students. In her A3 English Development Class, her students had the chance to carve pumpkins. “This class is a lot like a French one or Spanish one class," Mrs. McNely said. "They learn the English language, as well as the cultural aspects.” Since Halloween is an important cu...

The Student Voice Team at Dunbar

October 28, 2017

The Dunbar Student Voice Team learns more about how the school works, and what it looks like "behind the scenes" for teachers and administrators. The work of the team is also connected to College and Career readiness standards because it follows the guidelines for student empowerment, leadership and independence. This year there are 40 students on the team who represent a diverse community o...

Dunbar Teachers Share Unique Hobbies

October 20, 2017

Every day, teachers come into the Dunbar building with one thing in mind: educating their students and setting them on the right path. But many teachers have a rich life outside of the classroom as well. From dancing and acting to horseback riding and even woodworking, Dunbar teachers have a variety of skills and hobbies that make them unique. Mrs. Williams Mrs. Michelle Williams is a social studies...

Helping Seniors Find the Perfect College

October 10, 2017

For most seniors, fall can be a stressful time of year because the college search process involves many uncertainties. Students must begin to ask themselves tough questions and form ideas about what they want for their futures. Finding a college that is the right fit for a student can be a hard selection. But with the right advice and mindset, this process can become easier. Dunbar's College and Ca...